Spiritual Formation Opportunities for Adults
FAITH FORMATION FOR ADULTS AT AMITY UMC – SPRING 2013
Amity Explorers - The Explorers Sunday School Class invites you to Classroom 6 on Sundays from 10 to 10:45 am. Bring your breakfast snack and coffee with you. We choose topics according to the timely events going on in the world and examine and discuss how we as committed United Methodist Christians can live out our daily lives in ways that honor God calls. We are Bible based and want to answer God’s call as we experience it. We begin and end with worship and prayer.
Our classes encompass the wide range of messages and actions in today’s world. We are “explorers” in every sense of the word, hungry about new information about belief systems, world events, exotic places, and religious mysteries; asking serious questions about the Bible and our faith as United Methodist Christians. What we believe does invite investigation.
John Wesley taught us that Methodism incorporates the following: Scripture, Tradition, Experience, and Reason. This is what we try to use as the basis for our classroom studies. Wesley also asked us to observe three things as Methodists: First: By doing no harm, by avoiding evil of every kind. Second: By doing good of every possible sort, and as far as possible, to all. 2. By attending upon all the ordinances of God. We invite you to come and join us – especially those who are new to the faith. The class is taught by the Rev. Nancy Sturdivant and others.
Adult Bible Studies - Group meets each Sunday morning from 9:45 – 10:40am in Room #8. This spring, our writers Ellsworth Kalas and Von Unruh help us trace the theological theme of hope in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. The three units are: The Kingdom of God, looking at the more apocalyptic view of hope from Daniel; Resurrection Hope, drawing from Luke, Acts, and 1 and 2 Thessalonians; and A Call to Living Holy, finding hope amidst suffering taken from 1 and 2 Peter.
Covenant Group – Please contact Margaret Moore to learn more. Phone: 933-3903; Margaret_Moore@unc.edu
Holy Communion & Sacred Prayer - Please join Pastor Gloria for Holy Communion every Tuesday morning at 11:30 in the Sanctuary. This will be an opportunity to come together each week as a church family to receive Holy Communion. Then at noon following Holy Communion, there will be a sacred time of prayer where we can share our joys and prayer concerns as we journey together in faith.
UUMC Pastors’ Bible Study - This long-standing tradition continues with weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 10-11am in the Amity UMC Fellowship Hall. Rev. Carl King will share leadership of this Bible study that will focus on the lectionary readings for each week. All are welcome. Call 919-929-7191 to learn more.
DISCIPLE I Bible Study - a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study focuses on growing in discipleship while providing the fellowship of a small group for study, prayer, preparation, support, and servant- hood. We hope you will make plans to check it out on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. To learn more, contact Pastor Gloria, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-967-7546.
Women’s Bible Study: Women of all ages are invited to join us in our fifth year of our study, led by Rev. Delores Langley. It meets Wednesdays from 9:30-11am in the Amity UMC Fellowship Hall. Childcare is provided. Call 919-929-7191 for information.
Centering Prayer - group meets Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45 in Amity’s parlor. The practice builds on a long tradition of contemplation as a way to become aware of God’s presence within. Our group starts with the reading of a Psalm, and meditation. We have time for reading, reflection, and lifting up what’s on our hearts, before ending with the Lord’s Prayer. For more information, contact Nancy Sturdivant, 919-942-1492.
Men’s Bible Study –Meets every Thursday at 12:30 pm in the Amity Fellowship Hall. Lunch is provided & donations are appreciated. The group is led by Albert Long and Danny Lotz, former Tarheel greats. Contact Roger Shumate 732-5378 to learn more. Call 919-598-6464 to hear a Daily Devotional, sponsored by the Men’s Bible Study Group.
Contact the Amity office for more information, 919-967-7546.
United Methodist Women
UMW at Amity meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 12:30 p.m in the Amity Fellowship Hall. Refreshments are served. All women are invited to join us for fellowship and a program.
The UMW is organized for Missions, both locally and globally, focusing mainly on a better world for women and children. Therefore, the UMW gives freely of their time and money in many local and global areas.
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